Intergenerational project ends in style
Curtis Museum or at the Haskell Free Library.
The goals of the project were to dispel stereotypes that youth often have about seniors and that seniors often have about youth, create bonds between generations and develop a sense of community among participants.
The project was sponsored by Townshippers’ Association’s intergenerational “With respect to our elders” program. Eric Manolson, the coordinator in charge of that program, was at the reunion and spoke about the importance of intergenerational activities. Funding came from grants from Townshippers’ Foundation and Canada Post, and a private donation from Mrs. Susan Rowe. Other partners of the project were CAB RH Rediker, Stanstead’s Cultural & Recreational Centre, and the CSSS Memphremagog.
After thanking the sponsors and partners of the project, Mrs. Ruf thanked Brenda Hartwell, who edited the final draft of the book, and Annie Chapdelaine who did the layout. She also thanked the seniors for opening their homes for the project and thanked the youth for giving their time to participate, adding that instead of passing each other on the street, the participants can now smile at each other, making the world a better place! Judy LeBaron
A native of North Hatley who studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts (Montreal) in the 1960’s and Fibre Arts at Kootenay School of Art and Design in the 1990’s, my work embraces a broad range of expression. Inspiration is drawn from both the traditional and my own unique artistic vision.
The upcoming show, The Garden, June 26 to July 9, will feature painting, works on paper, rug hooking and more, and the mediums I have used will include watercolour, oil and wool.
Participants and guests enjoying the “Looking at Stanstead Together” book launch, hosted by Ursula T. Ruf seen here on right hand, last week at the Colby-Curtis Museum.
Oil painting ‘‘Sunset’’, by Jessie Lebaron.
Yellow Flower on Paper 7.5 X 9 Ink and Gouache on paper